GE Appliances Cooking Innovation Timeline

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Marketed First Full Line of Cooking Devices

1907

Marketed First Full Line of Cooking Devices

A full line of heating and cooking devices was marketed to homeowners, from an electrically wired wooden cooktop to a variety of small appliances.

The first Calrod element was invented

1915

The first Calrod element was invented

A heat conducting ceramic that is still used in many electrical household appliances today. It heated up more quickly and extended the life of the heating element.

The first range with Calrod heating elements were introduced.
The first ranges with Calrod heating elements were introduced

1928

The first ranges with Calrod heating elements were introduced

Up to this point electric ranges heated slowly and somewhat unsafely. This range included a protective sheating for the resistance wire.

The first Toaster Oven
The first Toaster Oven

1953

The first Toaster Oven

The T-93 Toast-R-Oven hits the market. By the end of the decade most households owned a toaster oven.

The Partio Cart
The Partio Cart

1959

The Partio Cart

A complete electric outdoor cooking center, the Partio Cart debuted on the “Price is Right” game show. While it didn't take off, it was a precursor to outdoor kitchens today.

First self cleaning oven

1963

First self cleaning oven

Known as “P7,” this oven harnessed the power of high temperatures to burn grease and food particles.

Engineering a Kitchen Breakthrough

Keeping the Industry’s Biggest Secret Under Wraps

First Over-the-Range (OTR) Microwave

1978

First Over-the-Range (OTR) Microwave

At a time where microwaves were getting larger, homeowners needed to free up counterspace. Enter the Spacemaker, the industry’s first microwave that doubled as a hood.

Design Thinking frees up Counter Space

White on White
White on White

1990

White on White

The design team launches white trim on white appliances ending the wood trim craze and transitioning from the Avocado and Harvest Golds of the seventies.

1st Speedcook Ovens

1999

1st Speedcook Ovens

Using light and microwave technology Speedcook eliminated the preheat wait and cooked foods 2 - 8 times faster. Now sold as Advantium Ovens.

Advantium - How it Works

Precise Air Convection
Precise Air Convection

2002

Precise Air Convection

Baked goods could now be evenly browned thanks to a rear oven fan that circulated hot air.

Trivection Ovens launched
Trivection Ovens launched

2003

Trivection Ovens launched

A technology well before its time, trivection combined radiant heat, convection and microwave for customized cooking.

Single Double Wall Oven
Single Double Wall Oven

2008

Single Double Wall Oven

Owners could now have the benefit of a double wall oven in a single wall oven space. Perfect for homeowners who have a small space or who want more cooking capacity without a kitchen remodel.

First Gas Steam Clean
First Gas Steam Clean

2011

First Gas Steam Clean

This innovation allowed for a quick cleaning of minor spills at lower temperatures. Just pour a cup of water in the bottom of the oven and let it clean.

Steam Clean Your Range

First Connected Oven
First Connected Oven

2013

First Connected Oven

GE wall ovens and ranges now allow owners to use WiFi and an app to connect to their appliances remotely.

Control the Oven from Your Phone

Slate finish is launched

2014

Slate finish is launched

Playing to the growing popularity of gray, Slate, a matte finish that is fingerprint resistant, was launched on ovens and ranges.

GE Appliances Exclusive Slate Finish

Chef Connect

2015

Chef Connect

Using Bluetooth technology the oven can “talk” to the over-the-range microwave, telling it when to turn on the vent fan or light.

Chef Connect

Voice Control

2016

Voice Control

Thanks to the rise in popularity of Amazon’s Alexa, GE Appliances launches the first voice-controlled oven. “Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat for Cookies.”

Voice is on the Rise

GE Appliances launches all new wall and range line-up

2017

GE Appliances launches all new wall and range line-up

From a six burner 30-inch oven, to the first self-cleaning French Door Double Oven. This launch includes more features, more finishes and more flexibility than ever before.

The Easy Solution to a Kitchen Makeover

Wall Oven Configurations -- French Door

Cooking by Algorithms

Ranges that Help You Cook